|Photo from Boston Globe|
2. NBC was ok on the New York City fireworks. They shoot off simultaneous ones so it wasn't quite the spectacular display as Boston which was more concentrated. Also the camera shots kept trying to get close ups and that never works on fireworks.
3. PBS sucked at the Washington DC fireworks. I'm sure that these are absolutely fabulous in person. But I wouldn't know because every three seconds the camera was going to another angle. I was getting dizzy trying to watch. And then they kept trying to show the bands playing. I'm watching for the fireworks, not to watch the band. Then they cut away before they were even over to end the broadcast. Poor planning and I doubt I'll watch them again.
CBS did a good job in the music choices. Having only one singer and then having the patriotic sing-a-long was just right. I just want fireworks.